Detroit Film Theatre

Iranian Cinema: A SEPARATION

Thursday, April 04, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Iran/2011—directed by Asghar Farhadi)

A Separation is an Iranian Rashomon – a searing family drama that morphs into a gripping legal thriller. Married couple Simin (Leila Hatami) and Nader (Peyman Moadi) manage to obtain coveted visas to leave Iran for a life in the United States, where Simin hopes to provide a more promising future to their 11-year-old daughter. But Nader isn’t comfortable abandoning his sick father; to help him care for the old man, Nader hires a deeply religious woman who takes the job unbeknownst to her husband; almost immediately there are complications, culminating in an unexpected incident that challenges our own perceptions of who (if anyone) is to blame, what really happened, and what the legal and moral implications may be. Academy Award®, Best Foreign Language Film. In Persian with English subtitles. (123 min.)

“A remarkably poised marital thriller, full of surprise developments. A film of great power and subtlety.” –Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian (UK)
Admission to this performance is free for DIA members.

Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 PM

Presented in conjunction with the DIA special exhibition Shirin Neshat, opening April 7th, 2013. This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Generous support has been provided by the MetLife Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.